Fairfax Channel 36 1/28/2020 8:00 AM ET

Dr. Peter Kaiser, Director of the Cole Center for Ocular Research and Evaluation and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic will discuss the impact of wet AMD and a new treatment option available for patients with this disease.

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss, and is a growing health concern. It’s estimated that 1.75 million people in the US are living with the most severe type of the disease, called wet age-related macular degeneration, or wet AMD.Patients with wet AMD typically experience distorted vision, making it difficult to see objects clearly. If allowed to progress, wet AMD can lead to loss of central vision, leaving patients unable to perform basic activities. The disease typically affects patients 60 years and older, but can occur earlier.

 

Dr. James Ingvoldstad, Physician, Author is our second guest today he will discuss Road Trip: One Doctor’s Call to Haiti is Dr. Jim’s story of his experiences with God and the Haitian people.

On January 10, 2010, a huge earthquake hit Haiti, devastating a portion of one of the world’s poorest nations. An American medical doctor there that day, on one of many trips he has made to Haiti, found himself one of the first medical professionals available to respond, and he moved to setting up a MASH-style medical clinic outside under tents and treating the injured until trauma medical teams could arrive. It was just one of the adventures Dr. Jim Ingvoldstad has had in his years of service to Haiti.

When Dr. Jim began serving on short medical missions in Haiti he learned not only that he has gained more than he gave, but that risking change and stepping out and being vulnerable allows for growth and joy.

When the opportunity to serve came, viewed it as a way of giving back to others and fulfilling the call God had on his life. What he saw only later was that the adventure had the joy and risk of a road trip to the unknown. After almost 20 years and more than 30 trips to the same community in Haiti, he saw the radical change this had made in his own life as, among other things, he learned from the Haitian people the joy of living in the present, and of giving without expectation of anything in return.

For more information where you can purchase “Road Trip: One Doctor’s Call to Haiti is Dr. Jim’s story of his experiences with God and the Haitian people”.  Go to Amazon.com

WCVX 1160 AM 1/25/2020 10:00AM & 7:00PM

Richard Whitworth, AIF® ‐ Head of Business Consulting, Cetera Financial Group will discusses tips and provide insight on how to develop a business plan by utilizing key resources that are available. He can also offer advice on succession and business continuity planning for 2020.

As Managing Director of Cetera Financial Group’s Business Consulting organization, Mr. Whitworth manages a team of business consultants and subject matter experts, providing the strategic and tactical framework to assist the team in reaching its goal of helping Cetera’s financial advisors with their advice‐centric growth and productivity objectives through the industry award‐winning Pentameter® process.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Delaware with minors in Spanish, Economics and International Business, and holds an International MBA with Honors from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.  For more information, please www.cetera.com

 

 

Our second guest is Scott Adzick, M.D. Surgeon-In-Chief at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Pioneering fetal surgeon  Dr. Adzick specializes in treating these babies’ unique needs – including surgical procedures when they are still in the womb. He will discuss the advancing technology and how fetal surgery can help save and better the lives of many children worldwide. *January is Birth Defects Awareness Month*  For more information please visit fetalsurgery.chop.edu

 

 

 

Our last guest is Dr. Jay W. Lee, a family physician, will discuss a New Survey that breaks down the Myths young people still believe about vaping (and their true vaping motivations) he will explain the facts and the myths about vaping and to make sure we all understand the consequences The  study was commissioned by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this new survey of tobacco vape users between the ages of 16-30 is shedding an important light on the vaping disconnects and what many say is their real motivation.

 

 

W4CY Thursday 1/23/2020 & 1/26 W4VET

Our guest today is Stephen Willeford is the “good guy with a gun” who helped end the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history in 2017 that left 26 dead and 20 more injured in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Willeford, who lives only 100 yards from the front door of the church, engaged the assailant who had opened fire inside. Upon hearing the gunshots, Stephen immediately ran outside with his firearm, barefoot, and called out to the shooter. His actions successfully drew the attention of the assailant who exited the church to engage Willeford. After taking two shots to the body armor, the assailant jumped into his vehicle, fired more shots at Willeford, and attempted to flee the scene. As the killer entered his car, Willeford shot the assailant twice, and fired two more shots at the vehicle as it fled the scene.

Stephen Willeford then recruited Johnnie Langendorff, a nearby witness who was at a stop sign in his truck, who let Willeford into his vehicle. The two chased after the shooter in Langendorff’s truck for 11 miles, reaching speeds up to 95 mph, when the assailant lost control of his vehicle and crashed in a ditch. After standing sentry at the crash with his firearm for seven minutes, police arrived on scene, and relieved Willeford. The shooter was pronounced dead in his vehicle after the crash.

Since that fateful day, many officials, including Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr., United States Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Senate and even the President and Vice President of the United States have called Willeford a hero.

After the First Baptist church massacre, Texas lawmakers changed the law to allow licensed handgun owners to legally carry weapons into places of worship, and Willeford has been instrumental in advising policies in Texas to allow citizens to better protect themselves.

A native of Sutherland Springs, Texas, Stephen Willeford was raised in a family of five on a dairy farm near the First Baptist Church. He is the fourth generation to live on a few hundred acres of land in Wilson County. Stephen has always relied on his faith to guide his life, and his deep roots in Sutherland Springs are a product of his family’s commitment to their community. An avid sportsman, Stephen began shooting at a young age and honed his shooting skills by participating in shooting competitions as he grew older. He made sure his three children were trained in gun safety, passing along his expertise. For more information on Stephen go to his twitter account at :Stephen Willeford @GoodGunGuyWille

 

Our next guest is Priscilla Rodriguez, Executive Director of Scholarships Strategy at the College Board. She will discuss how The College Board Provides Tips on SAT Prep, College Planning & How to Earn College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  She leads the organization’s work on extending access to college for students through scholarships, including the development of the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Prior to joining the College Board, Priscilla was an SVP at the Poses Family Foundation, where she led the Webby-winning resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues, Understood.org. Priscilla is a first-generation American of Colombian and German heritage and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.